A sang-de-boeuf-glazed oviform vase, hu Impressed Qianlong seal mark and of the period
Lot 121
A sang-de-boeuf-glazed oviform vase, hu
Impressed Qianlong seal mark and of the period
Sold for £145,250 (US$ 234,134) inc. premium

Lot Details
A sang-de-boeuf-glazed oviform vase, hu Impressed Qianlong seal mark and of the period
The Property of a Lady 女士藏品
A sang-de-boeuf-glazed oviform vase, hu
Impressed Qianlong seal mark and of the period
The rounded body rising to a finely potted neck between two stylised animal-head fixed-ring handles, all covered with a crimson glaze of exceptional brilliance and with a delicate crackle, pooling a little at the foot and thinning at the rim and on the handles, the interior and rim with a purplish-blue glaze, the underside rubbed but with the Qianlong seal mark still visible. 20.7cm (8 1/8in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: a European private collection

    According to the present owner, this vase was a gift to Prince Emanuel Ypsilanti by Emperor Franz Josef of Austro-Hungary (prior to 1916). From then the vase was kept in the Ypsilanti family and thence by descent to the present owner.

    The Ypsilanti family was one of the most prominent Phanariot Greek noble families who ruled the Danubian Principalities of Moldavia and Walachia in the 18th century and first half of the 19th century.

    清乾隆 紅釉雙獸耳壺 「大清乾隆年製」篆書印款

    來源: 歐洲私人收藏

    It is unusual to find such a vase as the present lot with a Qianlong mark, but a few examples exist of similar Yongzheng pieces. See, for example, a very similar vase with an impressed Yongzheng four-character seal mark from the Meiyintang Collection and illustrated by R.Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol.2, London, 1994, no.834. Compare also another vase with a Yongzheng mark which sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 30 November 2011, lot 3299.
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